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Ernst Döttling lays the cornerstone for the company’s success by founding the Döttling locksmith shop in Sindelfingen.


From 1945 to 1977, the next generation, personified by Willy Döttling, carries on the successful business.


In the third generation, Wolfgang Döttling takes over the company. He constantly supported the manufactory until last with advice and a great deal of experience.


Markus Döttling enters his father’s business with great enthusiasm and many new ideas.


Andreas K. Schlittenhardt takes over the majority of the Döttling shares and joins the company as the new managing director.


The internationally operating SWJ Group acquires the companies assets and leads on the business with the Döttling Luxury Safes GmbH. An important setting in the continuation of a successful and prosperous future for Döttling. Stefan Hartman is appointed new managing director. Andreas K. Schlittenhardt stays actively and long-term orientated at his side as brand ambassador and executive consultant.